TBI Weekly

TBI Weekly: What next at Red Arrow owner ProSieben?

It has been quite a week in the world of German TV. While much of the industry has been attempting to deal with the fall-out from the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the country’s biggest commercial broadcasters has just performed an apparent about-turn on strategy and seen its CEO depart. Max Conze’s exit from ProSiebenSat.1 last […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from a week with Covid-19

It might feel like you’ve been stuck indoors for months but for most readers outside of Asia, this week has been the first in which the deep impact of Covid-19 has truly started to be felt. So what have we learnt so far? M&A is on hold Whereas the impact of the 2008 credit crunch […]

TBI Weekly: Will Coronavirus nudge TV markets online?

For all the talk around MIPTV over the past 12 months, who saw a global pandemic as being its ultimate nemesis? Our industry, like many sectors, has tended to revolve around person-to-person meetings at markets and conferences – but the TV business has always been that bit more sociable than others. Parties, drinks and any […]

TBI Weekly: All the buzz from Berlinale

German film festival Berlinale is wrapping up a milestone edition and as Nick Edwards reports, the TV side of the event has again revealed scripted trends and gems from around the world. Fittingly, the TV drama wing of the 70th Berlinale film festival opened with a showcase of upcoming German productions. The highlight of these […]

TBI Weekly: How MIPTV’s travails reflect the industry it seeks to serve

For better or worse, MIPTV has undergone something of a revolution over the past 12 months. Long a mainstay in the calendar for TV delegates the world over, the annual event is attempting to evolve just as the businesses that it serves are doing – and many of the questions facing the wider industry are […]

TBI Weekly: How the Mouse House is winning with Disney+

Disney left it pretty late to get into the direct-to-consumer business considering the heft of its operations and that giant back catalogue. But, as with many things the Mouse House does of late, it appears to have made an almost perfectly-timed entry that has been neatly illustrated in the company’s first quarterly results revealed since […]

TBI Weekly: Six key takeaways from Realscreen in New Orleans

I’ll just admit it. I think Realscreen, the non-fiction (OK, reality) television conference that kicks off every January is fun. And it’s not because I have three kids and a social life that never recovered since I graduated from college in 2000. It’s because the business as a whole, especially in cable, has changed mostly […]

TBI Weekly: Five key takeaways from NATPE 2020

NATPE has traditionally marked the start of the conference year for many execs across the Americas and Europe, with delegates heading to the warmer climes of Miami for discussion, deal-making and dinners overlooking the ocean. Yet the sunshine and downpours that accompanied this year’s event were reflective of the wider disruption facing the business – […]

TBI Weekly: Will Peacock strut or stumble?

WarnerMedia, Apple and Disney have all had their turns in the sun recently and yesterday it was NBCUniversal’s opportunity to shine. The company’s lavish unveiling of its much-awaited streamer  – named Peacock – at Studio 8H in New York yesterday provided further details not just about the types of programming available but also how it […]

TBI Weekly: The decade ahead

TBI has spoken to an array of leading execs from around the world to get their take on how the TV business is changing and what their businesses are doing about it. From streaming and short-form to distribution and development, we delve into the major trends affecting the content business right now and explore how […]

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